Gonzo shopping a memoir calling himself a ‘casualty of the war on terror’
Just mind-blowing. Former Constitution shredder Alberto Gonzales told the WSJ that he hasn’t found gainful employment (or a publisher for this fish wrapper) and blames everyone except himself for f*cking up and politicizing the Justice Department.
The onetime Bush Attorney General admitted Tuesday that “skittish” law firms won’t hire him after his departure under fire from the Justice Department surrounding his role in the political firings of nine US Attorneys. He says he considers himself a victim of the “war on terror,” though his firing actually came after what seemed to be a war on US Attorneys who didn’t cleave to Administration policies.
Sounding dumbfounded, the 53-year-old former judge and corporate lawyer told the Wall Street Journal, “What is it that I did that is so fundamentally wrong, that deserves this kind of response to my service?”
He says he’s delivered a few paid speeches, done mediation work and arbitration.
In the interview, he also said he’s writing a book but hasn’t yet found a publisher. He also sounded flummoxed by the amount of rancor leveled at his stewardship of the Justice Department, saying he wasn’t the one to blame.
“For some reason, I am portrayed as the one who is evil in formulating policies that people disagree with,” Gonzales said. “I consider myself a casualty, one of the many casualties of the war on terror.”
Jon Perr over at Perrspectives does a nice summary on this, including Gonzales’ view of the infamous thuggish visit to “extremely ill and disoriented” former Attorney General John Ashcroft’s hospital bed (following) emergency gall bladder surgery trying to get the ailing man’s John Hancock on renewal of Bush’s illegal domestic surveillance program.
Jesus General has this employment suggestion – a greeter at Wal-Mart:
He has a lot to offer a company like Wal-Mart. If someone asks him where to return merchandise, he could tell them he doesn’t recall, or better yet, say something like, “You did not buy that here; you built it in your garage,” or “Uh, you’re at the wrong place. This isn’t Wal-Mart. Nancy Pelosi switched our signs during the night.”